The computer information systems program offers students the flexibility of earning either a two-year AAS degree or continuing for an additional two years to obtain a four-year BSAS degree through the two-plus-two program.

This discipline covers both the technical and end-user aspects of computing, using PCs through mainframe computers with hands-on experience.

Student skills are developed in computation that includes:

  • application programming
  • networking and telecommunications
  • database design
  • cyber security
  • analysis of complex business and technical environments

CIS graduates of the AAS degree program will continue their studies towards a bachelor's degree in a computer or information technology area or obtain employment as programmers, computer specialists, and in other closely related fields.

CIS graduates of the BSAS degree program will obtain full-time employment as programmers, network administrators, systems analysts, computer specialists, and in other closely related fields.

Bachelor's Degree Program

The computer information systems professional will develop his or her ability to conceptualize, design, and implement high quality information systems based upon computer systems ranging from a single-user system to complex, interactive, and multi-user distributed systems.This degree may be earned in eight semesters if students average 15-16 hours per semester.

Students wishing to receive the Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems must complete the following:

COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies9
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement Included in Support Courses
University general education requirements in essential skills and knowledge domains.28
Arts and Humanities
Introduction to Professional Ethics
Natural Sciences
Social Science
Social and Personal Awareness
General Education Elective
Major Requirements
CSIS 1590Survey of Computer Science and Information Systems3
CSIS 1595Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 13
CSIS 2605Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 23
CSIS 3722Development of Databases3
CSIS 3723Networking Concepts and Administration3
CSIS 3726Visual/Object-Oriented Programming4
CSIS 3760Electronic Commerce Programming3
CIS 4840Business System Analysis and Design4
Departmental Electives
Select at least 21 additional semester hours from CSIS 1525, 2620, or Upper Division electives21
Support Courses
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2603Managerial Accounting3
STAT 3717Statistical Methods4
MATH 1570Applied Calculus 14
ENGL 3743Professional and Technical Writing3
PHIL 2619Introduction to Logic3
Minor18
Select at least 18 semester hours. Some Gen Ed courses may be included in the minor
Total Semester Hours122
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
CSIS 1590 Survey of Computer Science and Information Systems 3
CSIS 1595 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 1 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
MATH 1570 Applied Calculus 1 4
GER Natural Science 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
CSIS 2605 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 2 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
PHIL 2619 Introduction to Logic 3
GER Social Science 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
Fall
CSIS 3722 Development of Databases 3
CSIS 3723 Networking Concepts and Administration 3
CIS/CSIS Upper Division Elective 3
Minor course 3
ACCT 2602 Financial Accounting 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
CSIS 3726 Visual/Object-Oriented Programming 4
CSIS 3760 Electronic Commerce Programming 3
Minor course 3
ACCT 2603 Managerial Accounting 3
ENGL 3743 Professional and Technical Writing 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
CIS/CSIS Upper Division Elective 3
PHIL 2625 Introduction to Professional Ethics (AH) 3
STAT 3717 Statistical Methods 4
Minor course 3
GER Social & Personal Awareness 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
CIS/CSIS Upper Division Elective 3
CIS/CSIS Upper Division Elective 3
Minor course 3
GER Natural Science + Lab 4
GER Social Science 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
CIS/CSIS Upper Division Elective 3
CIS/CSIS Upper Division Elective 3
Minor course 3
GER Arts & Humanities 3
GER NS, AH, SS, or SPA 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
CIS 4840 Business System Analysis and Design 4
CIS/CSIS Upper Division Elective 3
Minor course 3
GER Social & Personal Awareness 3
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours122

Learning Outcomes

  1. The Bachelors program in Computer Information Systems provides preparation for students to develop problem-solving techniques to aid in the design, coding, debugging and documentation of high-level programming languages.
  2. The Bachelors program in Computer Information Systems provides preparation for students to analyze the basic structure, design, development, implementation, and modification of databases for use in management of information systems.
  3. The Bachelors program in Computer Information Systems provides preparation for students to analyze network topologies and the design, administration, and performance monitoring of computer networks and network applications.
  4. The Bachelors program in Computer Information Systems provides preparation for students to use visual/object-oriented programming languages to develop interactive, database and internet programs.
  5. The Bachelors program in Computer Information Systems provides preparation for students to write programs for client/server web systems related to electronic commerce using server-side languages such as Perl and client-side languages such as JavaScript.
  6. The Bachelors program in Computer Information Systems provides preparation for students to demonstrate oral communication skills for the analysis, design, development and maintenance of business systems.
  7. The Bachelors program in Computer Information Systems provides preparation for students to demonstrate written communication skills for the analysis, design, development and maintenance of business systems.